As I found out tonight, your own children can help you see the not-so-good characteristics in yourself. Jonathan and I are both stubborn. (In a major way!) If we are sure we are right about something, we will argue until we are both blue in the face...even when we are dead wrong! I might have been a little foggy about that characteristic of myself until tonight. I've seen it in Jonathan for many years now, clear as day! ;)
As I was reading Brody a bedtime story out of his Jesus Storybook Bible, there was a picture of Saul standing next to a horse. After some examination, Brody interrupted me mid-sentence to exclaim, "A cow! A Cow! Moooooo!"
To which I replied, "That's a horse. Naaayyy!"
He swung his little head around to look me in the eyes as he said, "No, it's a cow."
"No, baby, it's a horse."
"No!!! A cow!"
That's when it hit me. He got a double dose of stubbornness. The poor child never had a chance. He was destined to argue even if he is wrong.